Guide dog trainers are one of the happiest careers in the United States.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, guide dog trainers rate their career happiness 4.2 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 5% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy guide dog trainers are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Animal trainer
4.2
$30k
Zoologist
4.1
$63k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are guide dog trainers happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do guide dog trainers find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as guide dog trainers?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are guide dog trainer’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are guide dog trainers making the best use of their abilities?

Are guide dog trainers happy with their salary?